Unknown owners, Seoul From 1884-1898 to 1907Dr. Horace N. Allen (1858-1932), Toledo, Ohio, purchased from unknown owners, in Seoul, during 1884-1898 From 1907 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dr. Horace N. Allen in 1907 From 1920Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 Notes: Horace N. Allen acquired his collection in Seoul between 1884 and 1898. See Horace Allen, Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery: purchased and owned by Horace Newton Allen (Nak Tong [Korea]: Seoul Press, 1901), pg. 7.  Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 1605, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Pamphlets S.I. 738 and S.I. 739 for Allen Correspondence, as well as Pamphlet S.I. 740, Original Allen Catalogue, No. 4 (first), pg. 9. See note 2. The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Dr. Horace N. Allen (C.L. Freer source) 1858 - 1932
- Published References
Oriental Ceramics (Toyo Toji Taikan): The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. pl. 230.Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch Reitz. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Pottery and Sculpture. Exh. cat. New York. fig. 283.Sekai toji zenshu (Catalogue of the World's Ceramics). 19 vols., Tokyo, 1976-1982. cat. 126.Evelyn B. McCune. Korean Pottery of the Koryo Period (935-1392). vol. 2, no. 32 Washington, April 12, 1945. p. 2.Ann Yonemura. Korean Art in Western Collections, 5: Korean Art in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 4, no. 2 Los Angeles, June 1983. pp. 4-15, pl. 3.unknown title. Hong Kong, May 1986. p. 26, fig. 3.Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 6.3, p. 77.Thomas Lawton Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 221, fig. 152.
- Collection Area(s)
- Korean Art
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